Château Branas Grand Poujeaux 2020 Moulis en Médoc
Neal Martin 91-93 | James Suckling 92-93 | Decanter 93 punten
Jane Ason (Decanter): 'A value pick'
Neal Martin (Vinous): 'This is a fascinating and quite mercurial Moulis that will age beautifully in bottle'
- SmaakprofielKrachtig & complex
- DruivenrasCabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
- HerkomstFrankrijk, Bordeaux
|Smaakprofiel||Krachtig & complex|
|Druivenras||Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot|
|Op dronk vanaf||2024|
|Op dronk tot||2038|
Neal Martin (Vinous)
The 2020 Branas Grand Poujeaux has an energetic nose of blackberry, bilberry, crushed rock and light marine scents, all very well defined; that saline element becomes accentuated with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied and quite complex, with a well-defined entry and blackberry, burnt toast and bay leaf notes. Slightly ferrous toward the finish. This is a fascinating and quite mercurial Moulis that will age beautifully in bottle.
92-93 /100 punten
Tight, compact palate with dark-fruit, chocolate and walnut character. It’s medium-to full-bodied with fine layers of tannins and a hazelnut and dark-fruit aftertaste.
Firm but vibrant tannins, this has the softest smokey oak notes that really line the palate and give the plump black fruits a cushion as they travel through to the finish. Well judged and carefully extracted. 60% new oak. New owners (or rather two new investors, Hindrik Gommer and Arjen Pen, alongside original owner Justin Onclin) as of 2019, and extra vineyards with the addition of part of the excellent Granins Grand Poujeaux. Hubert de Boüard consultant. A value pick.